Heritage Middle School
Home of the Eagles
1951 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690
Valdese Elementary School
Home of the Tigers
298 Praley Street Valdese
Jimmy C. Draughn High School
Home of the Wildcats
709 Lovelady Road NE Valdese, NC 28690
Mission Statement: The mission of Burke County Public Schools is to educate diverse learners, nurture their potentials, and empower them to be competitive, successful, and productive citizens.
Vision Statement: Burke County Public Schools, a world-class model of exemplary education, inspires students to be life-long learners who can compete successfully on the global stage and contribute to their community as productive citizens.
We Believe ...
In preparing all students for the workforce and higher education opportunities; In partnerships with parents, stakeholders, the community, business and industry; In equipping teachers and students with technology backed by training on using technology for instruction;
In exposing students to science, technology, engineering, art, agriculture and math; In improving opportunities for all students through the lens of equity and social justice; In Accentuating the Positive; In Igniting Learning for a Brighter Future!